Surgical Services

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2400 E 17th St
Columbus, IN

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Columbus Regional Health's surgery team focuses on creating a comfortable and positive experience for our surgical patients and their families.

We have private outpatient surgery rooms for patients and families where nurses provide assessment, care planning and education before and after surgical procedures.

Surgery Preparation

If you are scheduled for surgery with Columbus Regional Health, your surgeon orders a pre-admission testing visit.

An appointment is made at your convenience three to seven days prior to surgery.

During this appointment a nurse reviews your personal surgery instructions and completes a nursing assessment.

Blood work, EKG, chest x-ray, and any other necessary tests are also completed.

Through pre-admission testing, our surgical services team provides a less stressful time for patients and family members to get answers to questions, receive information, and have testing done before the day of surgery.

Our team focuses on creating a comfortable and positive experience for our surgical patients.

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Types of Surgical Procedures Offered


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General Surgery

  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Cyst/Tumor Removal
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Major Colon Procedures
  • Port Placement

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Robotic Surgery


  • Cataract Eye Surgery
  • Eye Muscle Repair
  • Tear Duct Probing
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Plastic / Cosmetic

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  • Lumbar Decompression
  • Lumbar Discectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Cervical Fusions
  • Spinal Nerve Stimulator Placement

Spine Surgery Imaging & Navigation

Heart & Vascular Center


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Gastrointestinal (GI)

  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP)
  • For additional procedures see Endoscopy Center


  • Carpal Tunnel / Trigger Finger Release
  • Fractures
  • Total Joint Replacement
    • Hip
    • Knee
    • Shoulder
  • Sports Medicine
    • Knee & Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • ACL Repair
  • For more information visit the Joint & Spine Center


  • Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Achilles Tendon Lengthening
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Bunionectomy
  • Fasciotomy


  • Abdominal Aortic Stent Graft
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Dialysis Catheter Placement
  • Dialysis Grafts
  • Pecurtaneous Vascular Procedures
  • Vein Stripping (Medical & Cosmetic)
    • Dr. John Francis, robotic surgery.

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Gynecology / Obstetrics


  • Cystoscopy
  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy
  • Kidney/Bladder Repair
  • Laser Lithotripsy
  • Nephrectomy
  • Prostatectomy
  • Stent Placement
  • Read about our
    Robotic Surgery
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Video: Surviving a Cardiovascular Crisis

Hear the story of Jack Banks, a man who survived a sudden cardiovascular crisis.

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